2005年12月24日 星期六

Back in Taiwan


After a long 24-hour flight, we finally arrived at Taipei. We flew AA out from College Station to Tokyo, and Japan Asia from Tokyo to Taipei. I think the food and service of American flights are non comparable with Japanese flights, and the flight attendants are much cuter on the Japanese flights, too~~ I even saw a guy on the flight that looks so much like 金城武, and he sits right across the aisle from us. I told Sam that guy is so cute, and he gave me an eye….. 


 


Both Sam’s parents and mom and dad came to pick us up at the airport. It was really nice to meet them. They seemed like really nice people and easy to get along with. They came to our home next day for an official visit, and Sam’s brother and sister in law came too. Sam’s brother is just like what Sam described to me – he looks very much like Sam but more serious. His sister in law is really pretty, and mom keeps saying that I should dress more like her. After having lunch with them, we went straight to shop for a wedding photo place. Mom came along with us and we decided on the third shop we look at. I think I got a great deal on this photo shooting (thanks for mom), but mom is not quite satisfied with their clothes selections. She said they don’t have a whole lot but I think it was fine. We spent a whole afternoon the next day picking out my dresses. It was really fun putting on all kinds of dresses, and Sam gave me a lot of in put too~ Mom said she will go with us on the photo shooting day, and she will be the driver. I think Mom is really enjoying this wedding thing and she had a lot of input on everything. We even found our wedding ring the same day!! I was exhausted when I got home, but I had a fun day. I just hope that we will have great weather next week when we go out to take our photos. I hope I won’t be frozen to death……


 


I had my hair done today and now I’m a curly again. It took me more than 4 hours to get it done!!! It looks good now, and I just hope that I can keep it look this good. The girl who did my hair is really cute (Man!! There are a lot of cute girls in Taiwan!!), and she will also do my hair and makeup for my engagement!! Well, at least I know I’ll look good on that day~


 

2005年12月8日 星期四

Ice Storm!!

Ok, it must be me, bringing the cold weather form Chicago to Texas. I thought I was done with the cold, and we were hit by the low temperature of 25 degrees out and rain.

 

Low temperature with rain often means bad news, and it brought an ice storm to Texas last night. Everything was frozen this morning according to Sam, who had to get up early for his presentation to go to school, but only to find that it was postponed because of the storm. A lot of people couldn't get to school because their car just won't start. Even Sam had to came back for help when he found out that the car lock was frozen and he couldn't open the door. I taught him a little trick to use hot water to melt away the ice. I guess living in cold weather for so long did teach me a thing or two.   I actually liked having snow rather than ice. Snow is easier to brush off the cars and is beautiful in a quiet way, but trying to break through ice is tougher and not fun at all.

 

I was very cold in bed last night because we only have a  heater in the living room. Sam stayed up preparing his presentation so I lost my personal heater as well. I didn't want to get out of bed this morning because it was sooo cold!! If it weren't for Sam dragging me out of the blankets, I probably would have stayed in bed all day!! I just hope this cold weather will go over soon and won't be happening too often.

 

2005年12月7日 星期三

So cold........

Ok, I really didn't expect to say this,

but it is so cold here in Texas!!!!

I know the winter will be cooler here,

but below freezing?

I thought I'm done with that already!!

I hope this is not normal here....

 

It has been raining all day and this just makes it worse.

It is so cold in the bedroom cause we just have a gas heater in the living room.

At least I was warm in my old apartment back in Waukegan!!!

One interesting thing I learned though is that instead of salt,

they use "ice stone" one the road to prevent ice.

"Ice stone" are actually crushed limestone.

This is much environmental friendly that salt.

But I think it can only help where below freezing temperature happens not so often.

 

 

 

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